Mosaic BackStage is five-month Technical Theatre apprenticeship program which will pair participants, ages 16 – 19, with technical theatre professionals in the areas of carpentry, sound engineering, lighting design and stage management. Apprentices will be exposed to possible career paths in technical theatre, receive hands-on training, work with professional mentors, and gain networking opportunities. As apprentices progress through the program they will have ample opportunities to put their training to use as they act as technical crew for Mosaic productions and events along side their professional mentors.  Participants will work a fluctuating schedule (Minimum 40 evening/weekend hours per month) and will receive a monthly stipend, beginning at $200 per month and increasing to up to $400 per month based on skill development.

Acceptance to Mosaic BackStage is based on application and interview. No previous experience in technical theatre is required. It is recommended for 16-19 year olds with a passion for building, designing, fixing, and/or organizing things behind-the-scenes. The skills and experience attained through the apprenticeship are easily transferable to other professions, including TV/Film, STEM careers, Museum/Conference Exhibitions, Construction, Event Management, etc. Mosaic BackStage will run from January through May.

The deadline for submission of online applications is December 18th at 6pm. Interviews will take place on December 19th and 20th, with acceptance in Mosaic BackStage announced on December 22nd.